Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Fiduciary Rule Conflict of Interest FAQs (Transition Period) - 05.2017

Fiduciary Rule Conflict of Interest FAQs (Transition Period) - 05.2017
U.S. Department of Labor


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Acosta declines to extend delay of DOL fiduciary rule

Acosta declines to extend delay of DOL fiduciary rule
By Mark Schoeff Jr.

(InvestmentNews)

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NAFA CONTINUES PUSH FOR FURTHER DELAY OF FIDUCIARY RULE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chip Anderson,
Executive Director
Direct 414.332.9306, ext. 1
chip@nafa.com


NAFA CONTINUES PUSH FOR FURTHER DELAY OF FIDUCIARY RULE

NAFA Asserts DOL Secretary Has Options for Delaying Rule
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7 critical pieces of social media guidance from Finra

7 critical pieces of social media guidance from Finra
By Mark Schoeff Jr.

(InvestmentNews)

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Prior to participating in any marketing campaigns/programs/Social Media, producers should follow the approval requirements of their state(s), carriers they represent, and their broker/dealer and registered investment adviser, if applicable.

Be Ready for the New World

By Joseph Jacobs, Senior Marketing Consultant

For years, the insurance and financial industry has been changing. Regardless of any one single rule or regulation, the industry is moving towards a more structured environment with oversight and extensive rules to follow. While this can be difficult to implement into your practice and could pose roadblocks for the way you do things now, the trend is most likely not going to reverse.
 

The good news is that there are tools available to help you manage your business and information more easily, and quite possibly convey your message more clearly to your clients. The even better news is that Ann Arbor Annuity Exchange offers tools that range from help with practice management to analysis software that can actually help you with your recommendations and sales.

Does Your Business Model Fit Your Current Broker/Dealer?

By Nick Bates, Vice President of Annuity Sales

Recently I began the daunting task of starting to look for a new home for my family. My daughter is now almost four years old and the home my wife and I bought as newlyweds does not fit our ever-growing collection of toys, princess dolls, and their accessories. As things in our lives change, we are constantly reevaluating decisions we have made and how we could better improve our situation. This has never been more relevant in our industry than right now if you are with a broker/dealer (B/D).

FOUR-PART SERIES: Fiduciary Basics – Permitted Activities for Insurance-Only Advisors

FOUR-PART SERIES: Fiduciary Basics – Permitted Activities for Insurance-Only Advisors
By Kim O'Brien

(InsuranceNewsNet)